Predicted Winners in BOLD
A rematch could happen soon
 Novak Djokovic (SRB) vs  Andreas Seppi (ITA) – Novak has looked quite sharp to this point.
“This seems like a good time to get in the face of one of the grittiest fighters tennis has ever produced” – Things few of us have ever said/done
 Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs  Fognini (ITA) – Fognini’s game can actually bother Rafa, or the current version of Rafa. My question is about Fognini’s temperment over a 3 of 5 set match. Fognini recently entered into a changeover versus Rafa with a break lead and a chance to hold serve and force a 3rd set. He decided this was the time to get into a verbal altercation with the umpire AND Rafa. Of course, Rafa won the next 3 games including two breaks of serve to end the match. Rattling the cage of an all-time great is never smart, but at that moment? Eh …
 Marin Cilic (CRO) vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ) – Marin is by no means a lock to win this match. However, his chances of a solid second week run in NYC keep improving.
 David Ferrer (ESP) vs  Jeremy Chardy (FRA) – If Chardy can bully Ferrer with big serves and forehands, Chardy will win. If Ferrer can consistently find Chardy’s backhand, Ferrer will breakdown Chardy’s game and win. I think Ferrer’s scenario is more likely.
 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) – I am picking a lot of chalk.
 Milos Raonic (CAN) vs  Feliciano Lopez (ESP) – This should be a fun match and perhaps the match of the day. I think Raonic is slowly returning to his 2014 form after a rough few months healthwise.
 Tommy Robredo (ESP) vs Benoit Paire (FRA) – I have to pick at least one upset. Also, I think Paire has the tools to overpower Robredo. I do think every young pro could learn a lot from Robredo’s commitment to fitness and professionalism. Tommy never gives a bad effort. If the heat becomes a factor, reverse this pick as Robredo is quite fit.
 David Goffin (BEL) vs.  Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) – Goffin should win as he is sneaky good, but Bautista Agut will make Goffin earn it.